Institute of Astronomy

Talks Archive

Find below an archive of the most recent talks at the IoA. Click on the title for full details including abstract and attached presentation where available. For a full list of previous talks, please click the link under each section.

Previous Seminars

Previous Colloquia

Title Speaker Date
Weather on Brown Dwarfs: New Insights from Synoptic Spectrophotometry and Fluid Instability Models Adam Burgasser (UC San Diego) 30 November 2017
CMB Lensing: Fundamental Physics from Maps of the Invisible Blake Sherwin (DAMTP) 23 November 2017
Galaxy Cluster Evolution over the Past 10 Billion Years Michael McDonald (MIT Kavli Institute) 16 November 2017
Neutron star mergers: past, present and future Nial Tanvir (Leicester) 9 November 2017
Tori, disks, and winds — the AGN dust emission at high angular resolution Sebastian Hoenig, University of Southampton 2 November 2017

Previous Galaxies Discussion

Title Speaker Date
IR Spectroscopic Tracers for Galaxy Evolution Studies: the Spitzer/Herschel database Juan Fernandez Ontiveros (IAC Tenerife) 1 December 2017
Evolution of the UV luminosity function of AGN out to redshift 7 Girish Kulkarni (IoA) 24 November 2017
Galaxy formation simulations: "subgrid" vs physics Matthew Smith (IoA) 17 November 2017
The physics of AGN-driven galactic outflows Kastytitis Zubovas (Vilnius) 3 November 2017
The thermal history of the Intergalactic Medium Ewald Puchwein (IoA) 20 October 2017

Previous Sackler Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Dark Energy and Cosmic Sound Daniel Eisenstein (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) 27 October 2016
The Growth of Supermassive Black Holes From Seeds to Maturity Jenny Greene (Princeton University) 5 November 2015
The Search for Earth 2.0 Sara Seager (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 4 December 2014
Fatal fate - a gas cloud on its way towards Galactic Center black hole Stefan Gillessen (MPE) 31 October 2013
Is the Earth Rare? Jim Kasting (Penn State University) 8 November 2012

Previous Eddington Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Physical Manifestations of Evolution, Regularity and Chaos In and Around Our Galaxy Kathryn Johnston (Columbia University) 9 March 2017
Kepler, the Architectures of Exoplanet Systems & Implications for Planet Formation Eric Ford (Penn State University) 10 March 2016
Ghostly Galaxies: exploring the universe with the Dragonfly Telescope Pieter Van Dokkum (Yale) 12 March 2015
Galaxy Evolution in 3-D Professor Lisa Kewley (ANU) 13 February 2014
The Turbulent Environment of Planet Formation Phil Armitage (Colorado) 7 March 2013